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Monday, January 8, 2018   |   10:30am - 11:55am   
The Southern Plant Conference – Session 2

Hayes Jackson, Urban Regional Extension Agent
Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and Director
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
Anniston, AL


  

Pushing the Limits to Expand Your Plant Palette

A true plant geek, Hayes can never have enough plants in his collection. Pushing the limits on plant hardiness and utilizing microenvironments has become a permanent practice in his personal garden and at the newest botanical garden in Anniston, Alabama where Hayes is director. Take a quick peek into the madness of horticulture heresy of ignoring the climate zone map and see some of the exciting results of experimental gardening over three decades in what is supposed to be the northern fringe of USDA zone 8.

Hayes Jackson graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Landscape Design and Ornamental Horticulture and a masters in Environmental Biology at Jacksonville State University. Hayes is the Urban Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in Anniston where he works with urban horticulture and community-based programs. Hayes also serves as the director of Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston in collaboration with the city of Anniston and the Alabama Extension.

   

MORE ABOUT HAYES:

The Plant Whisperer: Hayes Jackson Helps Calhoun County Bloom

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